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Chest Pain After Flu Shot
Got flu shot friday having side effects that comes along with it and having chest pain to it hurt when I breath in or out, cough, when I bend down?
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
Got flu shot 3 days ago & have been sick since; temp.101, headache, chest pain, congestion, tightness & now started coughing & expelling some yellow sputum. Is this normal? Should I be worried? I feel absolutely awful.
Yes and no: There is no active virus in the vaccine but in some people it "stimulates" a memory and they can develop serious flu like symptoms. On occasion people with allergies to egg protein etc can have a reaction but it sounds to me like the former. Another possibility is a coincidental viral infection but in my experience it is the "memory" explanation that often explains best this phenomenon. ...Read more
Dull chest pain, stiff achy muscles in arms & shoulders, headaches, lethargic, & sneezing. Flu? Or Cold? Got flu shot & flu going around @ workplace
Chills, feeling cold, mild chest pain, tingling discomfort in arms. Frequant urination. Had flu shot last year. Lower abdomen pain. Sex last night?
Infection?: It certainly sounds as if you have the beginnings of some type of an infection whether it be a viral respiratory ailment or more likely a urinary tract type of problem which not infrequently occurs after having had sexual relations especially in women with short urethras. ...Read more
My 7 y/o 56lb son has sore throat, stomach, & chest pain, fever. Has asthma. Gave br. Teatment, made fever break. What causes these sx? Allergic 2 flu shot
Flu shot 3 days ago, gas, nausea, runny nose, headache, mild chest pain, weakness, sweating/chills, and dizzy. If not flu shot then what?
Recently the doctor found out that I had scarlet fever but I had just had my flu shot. I've been having chest pains since the flu shot. Is it bad?
I got my flu shot a few months ago now I'm sick with everything even a cough that hurts my back and chest. Should I go to the doctor?
Just had flu n pnemona shots an im suffer from cough sinsus stuffiness fell tired thoracic back n chest pain.
Shots: You can have local soreness at the site of injection. You could get a mild fever. You might have mild aches in the places you describe. All for abt 2 days. But if chest & back pain is more than a mild ache, see a doctor. Especially if you have diabetes or heart trouble. The local arm site can be quite achy. When in doubt check it out (with a doctor.). ...Read more
I got the flu shot a few months ago, now I'm sick with everything but a temperature. My cough is hurting my chest and back. Should I go to the doctor?
Hi, I had a flu shot & that night I have a reaction with red dots on my back, chest and upper arm where I had the needle. It hurts and itches.
Likely a reaction:
Get the doctor that administerd it to check & verify. Could be either a reaction to a component or your body making a rare phenomenon.
Either way needs to be reported. ...Read more
Just getting over pneumonia bronchitis and have asthma. Am I able to get a flu shot. H1h1? No fever. Still coughing and chest congestion
Should I wait or have the flu shot while getting over a chest cold w/ enlarged nodes in my neck? My toddler's better as well but has phlegm
Get the flu shot: Even with enlarged nodes. It will do you no harm. ...Read more
Symptoms are chest congestion, productive cough, headache, diarrhea. No fever. Feels like the flu but it is not debilitating. Got my flu shot last year
Started coughing yesterday, chest and throat sore. Feel achy all over. Had flu shot in november. Any suggestions?
Viral URI?: Your symptoms suggest you may have viral uri. Consult your doctor to find out if that's what you have. ...Read more
I've woken up w sore throat/bad chest. Can I still go to gym & workout? Or will this make me sicker? I feel fine other than chest/throat. I’ve had flu shot
Hard to guess: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, one sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Lots of coughing makes it less likely to be strep throat. Best to rest a few days. ...Read more
Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?
This could be a viral rash, but you can't discount other possible causes exanthems can be caused by toxins or drugs, microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease. It could be related to the flu shot, but not necessarily.
A visit to the medical doctor could be warranted here. ...Read more
Yes: But it should not last more than 2 days. ...Read more
Should I have a flu shot as it's winter now and lots of people have flu. I am breast feeding my 3 weeks old baby at the moment. Thanks?
Yes: It is a great way to protect your baby. ...Read more
A chronic sinus and lung infection has just resolved itself after two years through breathing exercises. How long do I wait before taking the flu shot?
Ask your doctor: Normally this should not be a problem and you are more a t risk if you don't get it. ...Read more
Not enough: The antibodies in breast milk are predominantly IgA, otherwise called gut antibody, because they help prevent germs from attaching & invading the gut wall. Mothers make IgG after a flu shot, and a little comes across in BM but not enough to be considered protective. If the kid is 6 mo they can get a flu shot. Before then we encourage any of their contacts to get one to "cocoon" baby in protection. ...Read more
My half of left lung was removed due to bronchiectasis. Still get lung infections. Do a flu shot and phnumonia vaccine really prevent from it?
Definitely: They don't prevent all infections but definitely help to keep several away. ...Read more
Been off Depo-Provera since October 15th, it's October 26th today. I've had diahhrea, gas, tired, & tingling boobs. I have a flu shot. Is this pregnancy?
Pregnancy is when...:
Symptoms of diarrhea, gas, tired, & tingling boobs after a flu shot more likely mean you've got.. ..well, diarrhea, gas, tired, & tingling boobs! HA! What you really need is to purchase a pregnancy test from the pharmacy (or gas station), follow the instructions, & let us know whether it's "Congratulations" or "He best not leave that nice car anywhere where I can see it! " ...Read more
I have anxiety disorder from five days I have flu I have breathing problem chest pain can anxiety worse flu what to do?
Be real: I've answered questions from you for months - this anxiety is not a new thing. Ask your therapist (get one!) to help you learn about these disorders. Yes, anxiety can ruin good things and make bad things worse. Also illness can worsen anxiety. Get yourself good info. Take care. ...Read more
I had the flu 15 days ago, it's then turned into bronchitis I was given pills for the chest pain. The chest pain won't go away its getting worse.?
MAY BE PNUMONIA: You need to go back to the doctor and may need a chest xray to rule out pnumonia. ...Read more